THE BALL – Ex-Benfica fights against brain tumor (Benfica)

Former Montenegrin striker Andrija Delibasic, currently 41 years old and who represented Benfica in 2004/2005 on loan from Mallorca, is fighting a brain tumor, which he has already undergone surgery on, and is currently in recovery, according to ‘Marca ‘. Delibasic played little at Benfica, only five games (no goals) in the second half of … Read more

THE BALL – Havertz reveals he feels a «special relationship with donkeys» and addresses the arrival of Enzo (Chelsea)

Kai Havertz, in his third season at Chelsea, gave an interview to The Guardianwhere he admitted to having a special relationship with donkeys. “Some of my colleagues call me dumb and it’s not because of my football. I’ve always felt a special relationship with donkeys. It is a very calm animal, maybe I personified myself … Read more

THE BALL – Assistant to Roberto Martínez getting closer and closer to leaving Chelsea for Bayern (Seleção)

Anthony Barry, who accumulates functions as an assistant at Chelsea and in the coaching staff of Roberto Martínez in the National Team, is getting closer and closer to changing blues by Bayern. The information is advanced, this Tuesday, by the Bildwhich points out that the two clubs are already discussing financial compensation, after, in the … Read more

THE BALL – «Attacking football with great dynamics» (Nigeria)

Portuguese coach José Peseiro, 62 years old, coach of Nigeria, who this Monday went to 24 de Setembro Stadium, in Bissau, to beat Guinea-Bissau by 1-0, in a qualifying game for the African Cup of Nations ( CAN) of Côte d’Ivoire-2023 (final stage to be played in June and July) considered the triumph of the … Read more

THE BALL – End of the Tour of Catalunya: Roglic wins, João Almeida on the podium (Cycling)

By qualifying in third place for the second consecutive year in the Volta à Catalunya, João Almeida (Emirates) won his fifth podium in events on the World Tour calendar and his second this season, after being second in Tirreno – Adriatico, which joins 1st place in the Tour of Poland and 3rd position in the … Read more

THE BALL – Sporting had to sweat to beat Portimonense (Futsal)

Sporting beat Portimonense, by 6-5, in a match of the 19th round of the national futsal championship, held this Sunday afternoon, at Pavilhão Desportivo da Boavista, in Portimão. But to return from the Algarve with three more points in the bag, the champion had to ‘sweat the estopinhas’, such was the competitive attitude of the … Read more

THE BALL – Investment in Uros Racic committed (SC Braga)

Assured the continuity of Víctor Gómez and Niakaté until 2028, SC Braga closed two dossiers of first necessity and in the current list of concessions for one year, it now remains to clarify the situation of Uros Racic. The Serbian international arrived in Braga on loan from Valencia, but the loan includes a purchase option … Read more

THE BALL – Otamendi reveals ritual on match days (Benfica)

Nicolás Otamendi, Benfica’s central defender, revealed his ritual on game days. «The day before the game I try to rest and sleep well, without going to bed too early, otherwise I wake up too early. For me, the most important thing is the siesta on game day. That is, taking a nap even if it’s … Read more

THE BALL – Portugal beats Slovakia and leads the race for the European Championship (U17)

The national under-17 team, coached by Filipe Ramos, won this Wednesday afternoon, at Estádio do Fontelo, in Viseu, its counterpart from Slovakia by 2-0, in the debut of the Portuguese team in Group 5 of qualification of the Elite Round for the Euro 2023, whose final phase will take place in Hungary, from May 17th … Read more

THE BALL – Luz and Benfica Campus again voted best pitches in Liga and Liga 2 (Liga)

Sport Lisboa e Benfica Stadium (Luz, in Lisbon) and Field No. 1 of Benfica Campus, in Seixal, were elected the best of the 25th round of Liga and Liga 2, respectively, announced this Wednesday the Liga Portugal. The ‘green carpet’ of the reds, leaders of the championship classification, with 68 points – ten points ahead … Read more